Gateway to Eternity
The Egyptians believed the dark area of the night sky around which the stars appear to revolve was the physical gateway into the heavens. This suggests the pyramid may have been designed to serve as a means to magically launch the deceased pharaoh's soul directly into the abode of the gods. Do we as humans today believe that the pyramid is a gateway to Heaven...something to think on.
This tomb was so extensive and huge. Living in Nicaragua, one notices a distinct difference in tombs here and in Tennessee. The ones in Tennessee are allowed vast real Estate if desired....not so in most other countries I have visited
Dudley Family Plot
Very Celtic style markers
Very old tomb built into the side of a large hill. This is how I picture very old tombs to be. Cut directly into a hillside and then the front covered with possibly a simple stone or an elaborate entrance such as this.
Burial place of Guilford Dudley. Very well known business man and former US Ambassador. Notice the beautiful Celtic Cross.
Place of Worship
We believe this was once the original Mount Olivet Church that stood on the grounds.
Part of the grounds and burials of the old Civil War section in the Cemetery.
The Great Sphnix
I found this sphinx guarding the tomb to be very interesting.
The Acklen Family Gothic Mausoleum. Very Elaborate!
A very peaceful place for family members....
Resting place and markers for Civil War Confederate soldiers.